At Garland Grove Dentistry, your dentist in Garland, TX understands how painful deep decay, trauma, and infection can be. These issues can keep you awake at night and even lead to oral health and wellness issues when left untreated. For these reasons, we perform emergency root canals in Garland.
In some cases, we find a root infection during your routine exam. There may be little pain if we catch the infection early or if the nerve is no longer viable. In either case—painful or no symptoms—we perform the root canal as soon as possible to protect your health.
If you do experience symptoms, you may notice tooth pain, a blister on the gum, and jaw swelling.
Despite the rumors, root canal treatment is a standard and fairly easy procedure. Your dentist numbs the area, creates a small hole in the tooth, removes the root and pulp, and finishes up with a provisional filling. You may notice some pressure during this procedure, but pain is not common. Recovery is quick as well—typically, any minor soreness improves within a day or two.
At a later appointment, your dentist provides a tooth-colored filling or a dental crown to seal your tooth.
If you have a toothache, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office as soon as possible.